How to Draw a Funny Face

Create a wonderful Funny Face drawing with easy, step-by-step instructions and video tutorial. Great for kids and beginner artists!

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Drawing a cartoon funny face is a great way to improve your art skills. Cartoons don't just make you laugh with their jokes--they make you laugh with dynamic characters and hilarious expressions. Cartoonists keep this in mind when they draw their characters, like the cartoon clown in this guide.

Clowns are entertainers that you see at circuses and birthday parties. They wear brightly colored outfits and colorful face makeup that turns them into real-life cartoons.

If clowns make you laugh, you might find yourself laughing when you draw this cartoon clown with a hat, face makeup and friendly smile.

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Before you get started, pick up a few sheets of paper, a pencil, eraser and coloring tools. Find a black pen so you can outline the drawing when you're done. Have fun with this drawing--it doesn't have to be perfect. Clowns are goofy and silly, not strict and uptight.

After you outline your cartoon, use the colors that we recommend or try different colors. Clowns are so colorful that you can use just about anything.

Experiment with different shades to add depth, shadows and highlights to your drawing, or keep it simple so you can make up imaginative stories with your character.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Happy Clown, Scary Clown, and Pennywise.

Easy, step by step Funny Face drawing tutorial
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Funny Face

Funny Face drawing - step 1
Funny Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Near the bottom of the page, draw a rectangular shape with round edges like the bottom of a container. Sketch two lines pointing outward from the shape.

Funny Face drawing - step 2
Funny Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Add identical curved lines on either side of the shape. Your sketch will resemble a large vase.

Funny Face drawing - step 3
Funny Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Draw two loops on one side of the shape like butterfly wings.

Funny Face drawing - step 4
Funny Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Repeat the previous step on the other side of the drawing.

Funny Face drawing - step 5
Funny Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Inside each shape, draw a curved line with a round hook at the end.

Funny Face drawing - step 6
Funny Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Draw two large ovals with a dash on the bottom in the center of the face. Sketch and fill in the pupils, then draw curved lines on top of the eyes with triangles in the center. Add two more triangles for the eyebrows.

Funny Face drawing - step 7
Funny Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Sketch an oval in the center with a small circle, like an olive.

Funny Face drawing - step 8
Funny Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. For the mouth, start with two curved lines to create a shape like a banana. Add lines inside the shape to make the teeth. Draw a perpendicular curved line for the lower lip, then sketch two lines with a dip in the center above the teeth. Use two ovals for the cheeks.

Funny Face drawing - step 9
Funny Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. On either side of the head, use curved, sweeping lines to make fluffy shapes that resemble clouds. Draw a loose bean shape on top of the head, then add an overlapping semi-circle. Sketch a flower on the right side of the hat.

Complete Funny Face drawing
Funny Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Outline your cartoon funny face with a black pen or marker. Erase the extra pencil lines.

To complete your cartoon funny face, color the hair yellow and the flower and eye makeup blue. Use reddish-pink for the hat and face makeup. Color the rest of the face with your favorite skin color.

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